Master Class Energy Storage

The new role of energy storages in the European energy system

Highlights of the Energy Storage training: 

  • 3 days - Groningen, The Netherlands
  • In cooperation with EnergyStock
  • Includes a site visit to the unique fast-cycle gas storage facility in Groningen, The Netherlands
  • Covers the latest developments in power-to-gas and renewable energy storage business

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Key benefits of this Energy Storage training course

What's in it for you?

Upon completion of this energy storage training course, the participants will be able to:

  • Assess deployment of new techniques in the energy storage business
  • Recognise the developing business case for power-to-gas and hydrogen storage in the North Sea region
  • Evaluate options for commercialisation of the existing gas storage facilities
  • Distinguish legal and regulatory aspects that play central role in the European energy storage business


Which topics are addressed during this energy storage training course?

  • Flexibility vs. security of supply of European energy sector. The role of storages

  • Business model for the existing gas storage facilities in Europe: the road ahead

  • Green energy storage, power-to-gas technology, batteries and the integration of renewable energy in the existing infrastructure of NW Europe

  • Risk management in the current European energy business environment

  • Legal aspects of energy storage business

  • From design to operation of integrated storage systems: EnergyStock and Hystock facilities 


Participant's profile

At whom is the Master Class Energy Storage course targeted?

This Master Class is highly recommended for individuals working along the gas value chain:

  • Executives, managers and commercial representatives
  • The new role of energy storages in the European energy system
  • Business analysts and energy analysts
  • Legal advisors and energy business consultants
  • Energy traders and TSOs
  • (Renewable) energy producers
  • Government regulators for the energy sector, policy makers


Stephanie Munsch is Key Account Manager at E.ON Gas Storage (EGS). Within the department of Marketing & Sales she is responsible for the sales of gas storage capacities focusing mainly on the German and selective bordering markets. In addition to that she covers the development of flexible storage products adapted to the emerging liquid markets in NW Europe. Previously, with start of commercial operations of the company in 2008, she was responsible for communication & representation of EGS. Stephanie holds a diploma in economics from the University of Essen, Germany.

Catrinus Jepma is since 1988 a professor of International (Environmental) Economics, appointed at the University of Amsterdam, the University of Groningen and Open University, the Netherlands. His fields of specialisation are: North-South economic relations, East-West European integration, international finance and investment, international economic policy co-ordination, and international energy and environmental economics. He has drafted a number of studies in the field of energy in conjunction with private sector energy companies. He has also been heavily involved in the international policy discussions leading up to the Kyoto Protocol flexibility mechanisms.


“Getting to a business case for energy storage requires more complexity than in the past, but also brings more opportunities in the current energy world in transition.”

Prof. Dr. Catrinus Jepma,
Professor of Energy and Sustainable at the University of Groningen
Lecturer of  Master Class Energy Storage

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Master Class Energy Storage

20 November 2017
22 November 2017
€2.950 (VAT, accommodation and travel expenses not included)
Groningen, The Netherlands
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The programme fee is € 2.950 (VAT, accommodation and travel expenses not included) .


Participants of the Master Class Energy Storage will receive a certificate on behalf of the University of Groningen.

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